Remembering Harley Gabbard (December 31, 1935 – December 30, 2003) a successful resonator guitarist and recording artist, and performer with Aubrey Holt in the 1960s, before The Boys From Indiana were formed. The Boys from Indiana was one of the most original bluegrass bands on the festival circuit. The core of the band was comprised
Month: December 2017
Remembering John Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country and bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics, unique vocal style, and extensive knowledge of Mississippi River lore.
Remembering Melvin Goins (December 30, 1933 – July 29, 2016) heard the sounds of string band music emanating from WCYB radio in the late 1940s, the course of his life was forever changed. Over his nearly sixty-year career, Melvin worked tirelessly in almost every capacity in the bluegrass business, including musician, bandleader, emcee, comedian, booking
Remembering Mike Auldridge (December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012) was widely acknowledged as a premier Dobro player. He played with The Seldom Scene (of which he was a founding member) for many years, creating a fusion of bluegrass with jazz, folk and rock. Auldridge worked with Paul Beard (Beard Guitars) to produce the Beard
Remembering Trevor Noble (December 29, 1982 – Nov 05, 2007), who was a musician and played in a bluegrass band, The Nobles, Family Group. Noble was the chief pilot and owner-operator of Fly-n-Dollar, based in Nashville. The company conducts sightseeing tours, aerial photography and many other operations.
Happy Birthday Rick Hayes, born December 28th, is a singer, picker, instrument maker, and recording studio owner, plus a superb mandolinist and occasional lead vocalist for .Nightflyer. He spent four years touring nationally with the Gibson Brothers, and received a coveted Highlight Review from Bluegrass Unlimited on his solo CD “Fly By Night.” Rick attributes
Happy Birthday Dale Pyatt, born December 28th and lead singer in the band ‘Love, Peace and Chicken Grease’ He says the band’s interesting name came to him when his son, who plays drums for the band, was about to get into trouble one day. “I was trying to chase him down, when Justin turned to
Happy Birthday Joe Diffie born, December 28, 1958 is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records’ Nashville division in 1990. Between then and 2004, Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His
Seldom Scene Recorded “Live at the Cellar Door”, December 27, 1974
Happy Birthday Darrin Vincent born, December 27, 1969 is the younger brother of Rhonda Vincent. As youngsters, they performed together in their family band “The Sally Mountain Show.” Formed DAILEY & VINCENT in 2007 with Jamie Dailey. The group has released six albums for Rounder Records, with five of the six albums having charted on